California’s Wildfires Puts 7 Counties Under State of Emergency

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency amid the heavy California wildfires that continue to burn throughout the state. The counties of Napa, Sonoma and other five counties are now under the new declaration.

The state of emergency includes Orange County in Southern California. The raging wildfire in Orange County recorded on Monday disrupted least half dozen homes in the Anaheim Hills stretch of neighborhood. The declaration enforced a pungent action to immediately evacuate hundreds of residents from a report issued by the authority.

Fred Oliai, aged 47 is the owner of the 90-acre Alta Napa Valley Winery, informed the media how winemakers are scared of the blazing fires.

”You can’t see anything, the smoke is very dense. We got our grapes in last week, but others still have grapes hanging.” Oliai said in great distress watching the rest of the neighborhood burn down to ashes.

California state officials and safety authorities canceled the classes in nearby schools and colleges due to the wildfire. Two hospitals located in Sonoma County was also forced to evacuate due to their high probability of catching the fire.

California Fire Chief Ken Pimlott pointed out that bone-dry conditions and high winds combined to whip are the culprits to angry and destructive firestorms.

“To be honest, pretty much anywhere in the state is threatened and that’s not an exaggeration,” Pimlott explained the great anguish observed from evacuating residents.


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Deadly California Wildfires Claim 23 Lives and Burn 43,000 Acres in Napa

Raging California wildfires took 23 lives from the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Yuba. The blaze ravaged approximately 3,500 commercial and residential structures.

Authorities are expecting the fire-related death toll to rise even more as the flame begin to proliferate in the hot zones burned during the firestorm. Officials informed the public that big fires could ignite even as new flames erupted.

The killer fire which started in Northern California’s wine country has been completely uncontrollable, engulfing all structures in its vicinity. Evacuations are done promptly, including the pungent order to the entire city of Calistoga from Napa County.

Meanwhile, in Sonoma County, the flames did a maximum damage to livelihood. Geyserville citizens were urged to flee on Wednesday morning. Two hours later, another evacuation order was released in Sonoma Valley.

California Fire Chief Ken Pimlott noted that the blaze is a serious, critical and catastrophic event. Pimlott reckons that the firefighters are getting exhausted as the fire remains untamed. He told the New York Times that the fires are literally burning faster than the crew can extinguish them.

Pimlott’s team are doing their best efforts to put out flames while they are still small.

The huge Atlas Fire burned over more than 43,000 wholly surrounds Napa City to its north and east sides. Despite the authorities’ continuous efforts to put out the fire, only three percent has been contained.

The Tubbs fire wiped out the entire stretch of houses and business in Santa Rosa earlier this week is still violently ravaging more than 27,000 acres. The crews, with all their efforts to calm the damaging fires, contained ten percent.

Another big fire is still burning and turning about 10,000 acres in the Anaheim Hills. The neighborhood is located east of Los Angeles. Thick smoke from the angry flames partially blocked the sunlight over Disneyland Anaheim. Firefighters stated that the wildfire within the area is 60 percent contained. Most of these untamed fires started on Sunday and quickly became prevalent due to unbelievably torrid conditions and embers carried by fast 50 mph winds.

Pimlott from CalFire stated that the fires are unlikely triggered by lightning, but he added that it might be a probable cause.


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Raging California Fires Continue to Endanger Firemen as Wildfires Claim Lives of 42 People

The lives of honorable firemen who try to come to the rescue despite the increasing dangers of the California wildfires are in jeopardy. Winds fanning the flames have killed at least 42 people, thousands of structures have been destroyed, and hundreds of people are now missing. Evacuation procedures are chaotic more than ever in the northern part of California’s wine country.

At least eight counties have suffered almost two dozen fires and have obliterated structures within 170,000 acres.

The first started on Sunday night as gale force winds knocked down power lines across the area. This is suspected to be the cause of one of the worst and most devastating wildfires in the history of California.

According to the county sheriff’s office, the whole town of Calistoga in Napa Valley was ordered to evacuate on Wednesday evening when authorities gave warning that the Tubbs Fire was getting close. Around 5,000 Calistoga residents were saved by the evacuation.

The city sent out an alert online saying that the Tubbs Fire made slow progress, but significant winds are still expected. Hot and dry winds easily spread out the fires, making it easy to reach northern California near the Pacific.

Authorities have not confirmed and released a statement on what caused the fire. However, they are suspecting that electric wires knocked down by the very same winds may have started the tragedy. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection state that this is was a possible reason because power lines are a common cause of fires during wind events.

Reportedly, some victims in these wildfires that occurred in the northern part of California were asleep when the fires broke out fast. Unfortunately, some homes were in flames before the residents could escape.

The first kept on raging for days. On the third day, at least 20,000 people remained under evacuation. Smoke and flames continued to engulf the northern part of the state and spread to the San Francisco bay area where some residents wore face masks as precaution.

More than 550 people were missing in Sonoma County on Wednesday morning after the fires broke out according to county emergency operations.

Authorities have not confirmed how many of the people missing have died in the fires or how many were not able to reach out to authorities and report that they are safe. Officials are encouraging evacuated residents to let their families and friends know that they are safe.


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California Fire Engulfs Countless Neighborhoods Within Days

California’s raging wildfires are wiping out the central region, forcing more than 5,000 people to evacuate from their residences. The fires, spreading rapidly, are destroying structures not far from the Yosemite National Park was reported by the officials.

The Detwiler Fire, spreading and harming the town of Mariposa located in Sierra Nevada foothills, is contained only at 10 percent, as reported by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CalFire’s website.

Mariposa, situated 50 miles outside Yosemite National Park, has its commerce largely dependent on tourism. This wildfire damage will be a big blow to the area’s revenue.

The uncontrollable number of wildfire cases led Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for Mariposa County on Tuesday.

A group 3,000 firemen, fighting deadly flames in temperatures of 90 to 96 Fahrenheit (32 to 36 Celsius), are trying to suppress the blaze that has burnt 70,596 acres, Cal Fire stated.

This destructive fire expanded by more than 22,000 acres burning 45 buildings and damaging another six since it began on Monday as recorded by CalFire. The cause of that ignited the blaze remains under investigation.

Cal Fire spokeswoman Shanelle Saunders reported that the flames came half-mile of Mariposa on Wednesday forcing 2,000 residents from the town to evacuate promptly by Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Yosemite National Park remained open despite the visible heavy smoke. Saunders stated that the biggest concern with the park on Thursday was air quality as the heavy smoke is becoming a hazard to anyone’s health in case of inhaling it. The nearby community of Coulterville was also evacuated on Wednesday, Saunders added.

The Detwiler Fire, named coined from a road near where it was ignited, is now threatening around 1,500 structures, Cal Fire said.

Unfortunately, a 19-year-old firefighter was killed on Wednesday in Montana when part of a tree fell and crushed him while he was responding to the so-called Florence Fire situated north of Seeley Lake.

44 large fires across 11 western states were burning on Thursday, from National Interagency Fire Centre’s website records.


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California Canyon Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate

The Californian inferno, dubbed as the Canyon Fire by local respondents, ignited just after 1:00 p.m. in Chino Hills State Park on Monday. As documented by the Orange County Fire Authority, the fire spread through 2,500 acres overnight. 500 homes were evacuated to avoid imminent danger.

More than 300 firefighters collaborated to control the fire from spreading and engulfing the area, ensuring that residents have evacuated. Four schools have classes canceled and closed. The fifth school is opened for evacuees.

Orange County Fire Authority reported that at least one building has been destroyed by the blaze, and numerous infrastructures are put under threat due to uncontrollable flames engulfing Corona.

Fire Official Captain Steve Concialdi told the media that the flames cleared most of the fuel that put residential areas to threat. Fire fighters are risking their lives to control the raging blaze amid a torrid 90-degree heat, gusty wind, and dry air.

The force of nature only allowed five percent of the fire to be contained by early Tuesday morning, officials reported. The authorities launched nine helicopters and nine fixed-wing aircraft with the help of 350 firefighters are currently battling to mitigate the flames.

The wildfire resulted in a smoke advisory issued for the northern and central Orange County. Cities of Corona and Norco in Riverside County are also involved in the smoke advisory.
No reports of injuries are recorded, and the triggering cause of the fire is still unknown.


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California Wildfires Overtake Santa Rosa and Anaheim

Wildfires have charred thousands of acres of land and burned thousands of properties across California over the past several months. These fires leave numerous areas in high vulnerability to floods and mudslides when the winter season comes.

From a recent tally issued November 6th, over 8.8 million acres across the United States https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/864915/california-wildfires-latest-map-napa-sonoma-mendocino-santa-rosa have been burned. National Interagency Fire Center said that the number is exceeding 2 million acres above normal. The most devastating flames scorched Northern California in early October.

More than 150 people went missing in California after the fire spread through Napa’s “wine region”, police reported. At least 17 people are reported deceased, with more than 1,500 homes rummaged by the California fires that broke out on Sunday.

Seven people were confirmed dead in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. The death toll is expected to rise as more and more cases of isolated wildfire in various areas are observed. More than 1,000 people have been treated for burns, inhalation of smoke and toxic fumes, and other-fire-related injuries.

5,000 people were forced to evacuate immediately from Santa Rosa county alone, about a quarter of the region’s population affected by the fire. A recent update confirmed that wildfires are still burning over 119,032 acres in California. This number is counted from a tally made Monday night.

California fire director Ken Pimlott stated that the fires are able to spread with explosive speed because of torrid conditions and dry air, with winds reaching up to 50 mph. Anaheim fires forced 5,000 people to evacuate.


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Victims Identified in Las Vegas Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival

Victims in Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas Identified

 
LAS VEGAS, NV (October 6, 2017) – It was reported that at least 59 people had their lives taken and over 500 people had been severely injured after being involved in a shooting incident that occurred during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night at 10:00 p.m. in Las Vegas.

Authorities reported the incident had unfolded near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Mandalay Bay Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard. Police were able to identify the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Federal authorities ran a background check on Paddock and they came back with Paddock having no prior criminal history.

Paddock was stationed in his hotel room located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel Resort and Casino when he opened fired at the country festival located across the street.

The incident lasted for close to 10 minutes. During that time numerous police officers, paramedics, and other off-duty emergency responders jumped into action to assist those injured and helped concert attendees reach safety. Shortly after the incident began, a SWAT team was dispatched and able to breach Paddocks hotel room. Once the SWAT team found Paddock, he was pronounced dead.

Since the aftermath, authorities have been able to identify the 36 woman and 22 men who lost their lives in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Hannah Ahlers was a mother of three children and lived in Beaumont, California. She grew up listening to country music and was an avid fan. She attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert with her husband, Brian Ahlers. They had been married for 17 years and met in high school.

Utah resident, Heather Alvarado traveled with her husband and three kids to the country festival in Las Vegas. Her husband, Albert Alvarado, was a Cedar City firefighter and described her wife as being the first one to help out and made the family feel like a family.

Dorene Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska, was an active fan of the minor league team called the Alaska Aces. She was known for ringing cowbells painted with the Aces insignia on them to show support to the team. Her husband, John Anderson, kids and Aces fans held a candlelight vigil for her during one of the Alaska Aces games.

54-year-old Jack Beaton was attending the country festival with his wife Laurie Beaton who were visiting Las Vegas from Bakersfield, California. When the incident unfolded, Jack shielded his wife with his own body before he was shot. Jack loved driving his truck and was always busy helping other people.

Steve Berger was a financial adviser at EFS Advisors who touched thousands of lives. He had a family with three children aging between 8-years-old and 15-years-old. Steve was in Las Vegas celebrating his 44th birthday at the time of the incident.

28-year-old Andrea Castilla was attending the country festival with her sister, Anthena, fiancé, and her boyfriend, Derek Miller. Andrea was a sales associate at Sephora in Huntington Beach, California. Andrea was injured and stepped on during the chaos. She was then transported to the hospital for treatment.

Other victims who lost their life in the incident include 34-year-old Riverside resident, Carrie Barnette, a Disney food service employee; Orange County resident, Candice Bowers; Denise Salmon Burditus of Martinsburg, West Virginia; Carpinteria resident, Denise Cohen; Riverside resident, Austin Davis; 54-year-old contractor Thomas Day Jr. worked for his father’s home-building business in Corona, California; 22-year-old Christiana Duarte; Deputy recorder of San Bernardino County Dana Gardner; Eastvale, California resident Rocio Guillen Rocha; Rachel Parker; Sonny Melton; Charleston Hartfield; Jennifer Parks; 20-year-old Quinton Robbins of Henderson, Nevada; California resident, John Phippen; College graduate of California State University of Bakersfield, Melissa Ramirez; Las Vegas police officer, Charleston Hartfield; Las Vegas resident, Erick Silva; Bakersfield resident Bailey Schweitzer; Las Vegas resident and mother of three, Neysa Tonks; Michael Anderson; and Stacee Etcheber.

Additional victims who lost their life in the incident include Brian Fraser of La Palma, California; Mother of three children, Keri Galvan of Thousand Oaks, California; 44-year-old of Camarillo, California, Chris Hazencomb; San Diego resident, Jennifer Irvine; Nicol Kimura of Placentia, California; Province of Alberta in Canada resident, Jessica Klymchuk; Carly Kreibaum, mother of two from Sutherland Iowa; Rhonda LeRocque of Tewksbury, Massachusetts; A mechanic from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Jordan Mclldoon; 28-year-old Kelsey Meadows of Taft, California; Bartender and server from Edmonton, Alberta, Calla Medig; Pati Mestas of Corona, California; Truckee Meadows Community College student, Austin Meyer; Alaskan fisherman, Adrian Murfitt; Seattle office manager for Ajilon, Carrie Parsons; Graduate of Riverside Polytechnic High School, Angela Gomez; Lisa Patterson, a mother of three children; Financial adviser from Orange County, California, Victor Link; Health care management student at California State University, San Bernardino, Jordyn Rivera; Vista Elementary School officer manager, Susan Smith; Management analyst for the City of Las Vegas, Cameron Robinson; Alberta, Canada resident Tara Roe Smith; New Mexico resident, Lisa Romero-Muniz; Navy veteran Christopher Roybal who served in Afghanistan; Arizona native, Brett Schwanbeck who was a retired truck driver; Las Vegas resident, Laura Shipp; 30-year-old Brennan Stewart of Las Vegas; Oxnard, California resident and California corrections officer, Derrick Taylor; 32-year-old Michelle Vo of Los Angeles and insurance agent; Kurt Von Tillow of the Sierra foothills near Sacramento; and Wrestling and Little League coach from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Bill Wolfe Jr.

If you want to donate and support the victims who lost their lives and those who are currently seeking treatment the city of Las Vegas has created a Victim Fund GoFundMe Page.


The Law Offices of Bond & Taylor would like to share our sincerest condolences and sympathies with the heaviest of hearts to all of the friends and family of the victims who lost their loved ones and to those injured in the incident and are undergoing treatment.


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Heroes Remembered at Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting near Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

Several People Recognized for their Heroics during Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 4, 2017) – It was reported that at least 58 people were killed and over 500 people had been injured in a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday night after 10:00 p.m. near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Police reported that the incident occurred during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Mandalay Bay Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard. The shooter, identified by authorities as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, was stationed in a Mandalay Bay hotel room located on the 32nd floor. Paddock then began opening fire at the country festival located across the street.

The shooting lasted for several minutes before police were able to locate and neutralize Paddock. A SWAT team was able to locate and breach Paddock’s hotel room and found him dead inside.

Meanwhile, countless paramedics, off-duty police officers and off-duty nurses and doctors all jumped into action to assist and tend to those injured in the incident. Even Good Samaritans jumped in to assist the injured concert attendees by driving those injured to the hospital. Since the incident, police have released the names of those who lost their lives and were injured in the incident. However, many victims involved will be remembered for their heroics in protecting and saving the lives of others who made it safety.

Sonny Melton and his wife, Heather Melton, traveled to the country festival from Big Sandy, Tennessee. Sonny was a registered nurse in an emergency room and ICU at Henry County Medical Center. Sonny saved his wife’s life by grabbing her when the incident occurred and escorted her to safety before his life was taken.

An Arizona off-duty firefighter, Kurt Fowler, and father of three children was injured while protecting his wife, Trina Fowler. As the events unfolded Kurt and his wife were on the ground with Kurt on top of his wife protecting her. Kurt was then struck in the right ankle and was transported to the hospital to undergo surgery. He is expected to survive and his surgery was successful.

Retired teacher Mike Cronk tended to his injured best friend, Ron, by using his shirt to stop the bleeding from Ron’s wounds. Cronk and others moved Ron under the stage of the country musical festival. Once the shooting was halted, Cronk then transported his friend to a pickup truck that already had three injured people in it to transport them to the hospital.

Los Angeles fire captain Mark McCurdy and his wife Kelly Presten McCurdy were visiting the country music festival from California. In the chaos that ensued, Kelly’s sister, Jessi Presten was injured. Mark assisted her by carrying Jessi back to their room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Mark then went back to the scene and began tending to the victims.

Glendale firefighter Steve Keys began assisting an injured woman and began performing CPR on her. Keys was then shot and injured in the incident. He was severely injured and is expected to survive after receiving treatment.

Former Marine Taylor Winston and Jenn Lewis immediately began to help save the lives of those injured in the accident. Taylor began helping people over a fence as they fled the area for safety. Shortly after, Winston and Lewis found an abandoned pickup truck near the venue with the keys inside. They both got inside the pickup truck and began using it to transport victims to the hospital. They were able to successfully transport two dozen people to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center.

Jonathan Smith has been known as the man wearing red shorts in a photo of himself sitting at the hospital that has spread across the internet in recent days. Smith was responsible for guiding about 30 people to safety as the incident was unfolding. He destroyed a security gate and formed a human chain to help people reach safety. After Smith led the group to safety he went back into to rescue more people. Smith was injured after being shot in the neck and also sustained other injuries including a bruised lung, cracked rib and fractured collarbone.

Dawn-Marie Gray and her husband Kevin Gray had won tickets to the country music festival through a Portland radio station. As the incident occurred the married couple went inside the VIP area for cover. Dawn-Marie had experience working as a paramedic for almost seven years and began tending to the wounded after the shooting stopped. Both Dawn-Marie and Kevin began providing CPR, providing tourniquets, and holding pressure for the victims. Both assisted in loading victims into waiting cars and ambulances.

A mother from Nevada, Carly Krygier, became a human shield in protecting her 4-year-old daughter, Blayke Krygier as the incident began. Carly and her daughter were in the seated area near the back of the audience at the country festival. They both heard gun shots and got down below the seats with Carly embracing her daughter acting as a human shield. When there was a break in the commotion, both Carly and her daughter rushed to safety and ran towards the bleachers.

Lindsay Padgett and her fiancée, Mike Jay were both attending the country music festival when they heard gun shots and ran to Lindsay’s truck that was located at the parking lot across the street from the venue. Upon seeing the many injured people, Lindsay used her pickup truck as a makeshift ambulance to transport injured victims. They transported at least five wounded people and five others who were caring for those injured.

Other people who also assisted people during the crisis include 46-year-old Brad Sugars, bartender Heather Goose, entertainer Lindsay Padgett, EMT Travis Phippen and 31-year-old First responder Dean.

The city of Las Vegas has created a Victim Fund GoFundMe Page which you can donate and support the victims who lost their lives and for those who are currently seeking treatment.


Our offices, with the heaviest of hearts, would like to share our sincerest condolences and sympathies to all of the friends and family of the victims who lost their loves ones in this attack. We hope for a fast and easy recovery to the people who were injured in the incident and are currently undergoing treatment. Contact our offices at (800) 471-0314 to learn more about what you can do to recover.

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California Victims Identified in Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 3, 2017) – At least 59 people were killed and 527 people were reportedly injured after a shooting incident that occurred during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night after 10:00 p.m. in Las Vegas.

The incident unfolded near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Mandalay Bay Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard. Authorities have identified the gunman as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. It was reported Paddock had no prior history known to federal authorities.

The attack began when Paddock was stationed in a hotel room located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across the street. The shooting lasted for several minutes.

Authorities jumped into action and attempted to help the concert attendees reach safety and tended to the wounded. A police SWAT team was able to locate Paddock’s hotel room and upon entering his hotel room police found him dead.

Numerous paramedics, off-duty officers, and Good Samaritans all tended to the injured victims and transported them to a hospital for treatment or rendered aid to the victims at the scene.

Since Sunday’s aftermath, police have identified some of the victims who lost their lives in the incident.

Rachel Parker was from Manhattan Beach and has worked for Manhattan Beach Police Department for the last 10 years as a police records technician. She succumbed to her injuries and died at the hospital after the incident.

Chris Roybal was from San Francisco and served in Navy for five years as master-at-arms. He was an explosive dog handler in the Navy and served in Afghanistan.

Jennifer Parks was from Lancaster, and a mother of two. She was a kindergarten teacher for Lancaster School District and the volleyball coach. Her friends and family describe her as having a “heart of gold”. She also recently graduated with her Master’s degree. She was attending the country music festival with her high school sweetheart, and now husband, Bobby Parks. Bobby was injured in the incident and is expected to survive.

Stacee Etcheber was attending the country festival concert with her husband, Vinnie Etcheber. Stacee was a wife, mother, and daughter. Her husband helped aid concert attendees as he was an off-duty police officer for the San Francisco Police Department.

Kurt Von Tillow was from Cameron Park and traveled with his family members to the country festival. His wife and daughter escaped the incident unharmed. His sister was injured and is expected to recover. His friends and family said Kurt was the “most patriotic person you’ve ever met.”

Sandra Casey was from Manhattan Beach and was an 11 year Special Education Teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School. Her friends and family said she loved the simple things in life.

Susan Smith was from Simi Valley and was an elementary school office manager and district fixture in Simi Valley. Her friends and family said she was a great advocate for children and overall a wonderful woman.

Jack Beaton was from Bakersfield. He will be remembered among his friends and family for shielding his wife, Laurie Beaton, during the incident. Jack was quite the family man who everyone loved dearly.

Hannah Ahlers was from Murrieta and is a mother of three. She was known among her family and friends to be a huge country fan. She was happily married to her husband Brian Ahlers for 17 years. Hannah was a homemaker, active member in her children’s schools community, and was involved in various extracurricular activities.

Angie Gomez was from Riverside and graduated high school two years ago. She had recently accepted a job as a certified nursing assistant.

Austin Davis was from Riverside and worked as a pipefitter for UA Local 364. His area covered San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and even Edwards Air Force Base. He was a hardworking and dedicated worker according to his family and friends.

Bailey Schweitzer was from Bakersfield and attended the country music festival with her mother. She graduated from Centennial High School where she was a cheerleader and played volleyball. Bailey was also a member of Valley Bible Fellowship Church, and even helped run the family business, Bakersfield Speedway. She also worked as a receptionist at Infinity Communications and Consulting, a software company in Bakersfield.

Carrie Barnette was from Riverside and worked at Disneyland for the last 10 years. Her coworkers said she was wonderful member of the Disney family. Carrie went to Vegas to celebrate a friend’s birthday by attending the country music festival.

John Phippen was from New York and moved to Santa Clarita to start his own company. He owned JP Specialties, a home remodeling company. He attended the country music festival with his son Travis Phippen, who is an emergency medical technician. Travis transported his dad to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center where he later was pronounced dead.

For those who are interested in donating and supporting the victims who lost their lives and those who are currently seeking treatment, the city of Las Vegas has created a GoFundMe Page.


The Law Offices of Bond & Taylor would like to share our sincerest condolences and sympathies to all of the friends and family of the victims who lost their loved ones and to those injured in the incident.


Dealing with the loss of a loved one, being injured, or having a loved one injured unexpectedly is never an easy thing to go through. If you were affected in the Las Vegas shooting incident and are searching for one of the top law firms that will bring justice to you or your loved one, then we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Bond & Taylor. Our team of wrongful death attorney’s have a proven track record in providing the maximum amount of financial compensation to our clients. Call the Law Offices of Bond & Taylor immediately for your free case consultation at (800) 471-0314 to speak with one of our representatives.

 

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Some Victims Identified in Las Vegas Shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival

Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern American History Takes Place in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 3, 2017) – At least 59 people were killed and over 500 people were injured after a shooting incident that occurred during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night after 10:00 p.m. in Las Vegas.

The incident unfolded near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Mandalay Bay Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Authorities identified the gunman as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Federal authorities reported that Paddock had no prior criminal history known.

The attack began when Paddock was stationed in a hotel room located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival across the street.

Authorities immediately jumped into action and attempted to help the concert attendees reach safety and tended to the wounded. Police were able to locate Paddock and found him dead inside of his hotel room.

Numerous paramedics, off-duty officers, and military personal that were at the concert all tended to the injured victims and transported them to a hospital for treatment. Since the aftermath, police have identified some victims who lost their lives from the Las Vegas area.

Sonny Melton, 29, was shot and killed while protecting his wife amidst the gunfire. A registered nurse from Tennessee, Melton was described as a kind-hearted and loving man who leaves behind his wife, Heather.

Rachel Parker was among the 59 dead. A 33-year-old records technician for the Manhattan Beach police department, Parker succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. She was off-duty at the time, enjoying her respite away from work.

A fun-loving and sweet woman, Angela Gomez was a graduate of Riverside Polytechnic High School who enjoyed performing and being on stage. Her life was cut short Sunday evening, along with 50 more others.

For nearly ten years, Sandra Casey had taught at Manhattan Beach Middle School as a special education teacher. Many are remembering her for her sense of humor, commitment to her students and vehemence for her job.

Jenny Parks was with her husband, Bobby, at the country music festival. The kindergarten teacher for the Lancaster School District in California died during the shooting. Her husband, who is aware of her passing, is recovering at a hospital after being shot in the arm.

Las Vegas lost some of its closest neighbors. Neysa Tonks, from Las Vegas, died during the shooting and it was confirmed by her employer, Technologent. She was a mother of three boys.

A 53-year-old mother and Vista Elementary School office manager, Susan Smith, lost her life in the gunfire. Employed by the district for more than 16 years, she was considered a big country fan and was with several of her closest cronies enjoying the music festival.

Bailey Schweitzer attended the festival with her mother and thousands of others when the 20-year-old was shot. A Centennial High School graduate, Schweitzer helped operate the family’s business and was a member of the Valley Bible Fellowship Church.

Jennifer T. Irvine was in Sin City from San Diego to see the concert. A criminal and family law attorney, Irvine was a “tenacious litigator” and an experienced snowboarder who enjoyed hot yoga.

Lisa Romero-Muniz, a New Mexico resident, died during the shooting. She was a secretary for Gallup-McKinley County Schools and had joined the district in 2003.

Rhonda LeRocque took a flight to Las Vegas from Massachusetts to revel with other country music devotees. She was among the many that died. Her family described her as a beautiful woman inside and out.

A Disney employee was among the fatal victims. Carrie Barnette worked for Disney for at least a decade and was valued by her family and colleagues.

Other victims who have been named include mother-of-four Jessica KlymchukQuinton Robbins, 20; Jordan McIlldoon; Anchorage commercial fisherman, Adrian MurfittJohn Phippen, of California, who attended the festival with his son; California State University of Bakersfield graduate, Melissa Ramirez; Las Vegas police officer, Charleston HartfieldErick SilvaTom Day Jr.Michael AndersonChristopher Roybal, who would have been 29 years old next week; Jack Beaton, who attended the festival with his wife; Kurt Von Tillow, 55, who attended the show with his wife; Austin DavisBrennan StewartHannah AhlersCalla MedigDorene AndersonRocio Guillen RochaStacee EtcheberCameron RobinsonVictor Link and Kelsey Meadows.

If you would like to donate and support the victims who lost their lives and those who are currently seeking treatment the city of Las Vegas has created a Victim Fund GoFundMe Page.


With the heaviest of hearts, the Law Offices of Bond & Taylor would like to share our sincerest condolences and sympathies to all of the friends and family of the victims who lost their loved ones and to those injured in the incident and are undergoing treatment.


We never are fully prepared to undergo dealing with the loss of a loved one, being injured, or having a loved one injured unexpectedly. If you were affected in the incident and are searching for one of the top law firms that will bring justice to you or your loved one, then we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Bond & Taylor. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorney’s have a proven track record in providing the maximum amount of financial compensation to our clients. Call the Law Offices of Bond & Taylor immediately for your free case consultation at (800) 471-0314 to speak with one of our representatives.

 

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